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Oh, he's wayyyyy nuttier than he looks
Oh, he’s wayyyyy nuttier than he looks

Kentucky’s a hell of a drug. Extra-crispy wingnut Matt Bevin was too crazy even for Republican primary voters to send him to the Senate in place of RINO Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014, so the whole state decided Bevin is juuuuuuuust right for the governorship.

We’re not saying outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear was any dream beau or anything; he led Kentucky’s doomed mission to maintain its ban on marriage equality to the very bitter end, even after all the state’s judges and Attorney General Jack Conway — the Democrat who just lost to Bevin, oy — told him that was big fat waste of taxpayer dollars. Beshear is what passes for a Democrat in Kentucky, because Kentucky.

But Matt Bevin is what passes for cray-cray in Any Town, USA. And yet.

Let us stroll down the memory lane of his primary race against McConnell, to refresh ourselves with the batshit madman nutso Kentucky elected Tuesday night, to be its new boss.

We first met the millionaire tea party darling in the summer of aught 13, when he caused the various teabagger splitters to quarrel amongst themselves about whether they were or were not Standing With Mitch. We soon learned that what little we knew about Bevin probably wasn’t true anyway, since he apparently inflated his LinkedIn profile with extras like “graduated from MIT.” (He did not graduate from MIT.)

Bevin continued to distinguish himself by opposing renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, on the grounds that it was “unconstitutional” to include Native Americans, immigrants, and lesbosexuals in the bill. He knew this the way all Republican dudes know stuff about chicks and stuff: He has a lady-wife and girl-daughters.

The two men held the exact same view, of course; the distinction was that McConnell pretended he supported VAWA, even though he voted against it. Bevin made no such gestures.

We subsequently discovered, from Bevin’s own mouth, that he holds the obligatory views on marriage equality:

“If it’s all right to have same-sex marriages, why not define a marriage — because at the end of the day a lot of this ends up being taxes and who can visit who in the hospital and there’s other repressions and things that come with it — so a person may want to define themselves as being married to one of their children so that they can then in fact pass on certain things to that child financially and otherwise,” Bevin said. “Where do you draw the line?”

Naturally, he also believes it was “utterly unnecessary” for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis to have gone to jail, just for the crime of loving Jesus — and being held in contempt of court — too much. He even has a plan to protect Davis’s right to not do her job and everything.

He’s quite the catch, that governor-elect, ain’t he? And we haven’t even gotten to the cocks yet.

Cocks, you say?

But it’s interesting when you look at cockfighting and dogfighting as well. This isn’t something new, it wasn’t invented in Kentucky for example. I mean the Founding Fathers were all many of them very involved in this and always have been. […]

I’m going to defend the right of people to freely gather and discuss whatever they want to. I’m a believer in the Constitution and in the First Amendment, not just for raising money but also for freedom of speech.

In case you were wondering whether it was possible for someone to defend cockfighting on the grounds that the founders loved cock, and also states’ rights, yes, it is possible. Not advised, but possible.

Matt Bevin for governor

Bevin went on to lose the primary battle against McConnell, but looks like he’s won the war against Kentucky. Enjoy your new governor, Bluegrass Staters, and the nifty plans — like undoing your Medicaid expansion you’ve so enjoyed, thanks to Obamacare, and “repealing” Common Core — he has in store for you.

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  • Jenny

    I can’t even. Why are people so dumb? Do people like to have their faces shoved in shit? Like is this a thing that I am not cultured enough to enjoy? Why do people keep voting for grifter shitbags???

    • natoslug

      He may be a grifter shitbag, but he’s their kind of grifter shitbag, willing to hate all the right people and do his best to make Kentucky just a little bit worse. At the end of the day, isn’t that what matters most?

      • thewitchqueen74

        Plus I think the majority of these idiots think they were sticking it to Obama by voting for Bevin. That’s how these toothless morons think around here.

        • SnarkOff

          Them’ll be a-feastin’ on squirrel stew and moonshine tonite!

          • thewitchqueen74

            You don’t know how right you are, lmao.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            I need someone to hold my hair out of the toilet already. Could you quit with the squirrel stew joke, kay thx?

        • valgalky23

          That is exactly what the PAC ads on TV did. Hell, you’d think Obama was running for Gov. down here by the way the Rep Pac ads were all about Obama this Obama that.

          • Left Coast Tom

            Kentucky would probably be better off with Obama as governor…

          • Anarchy Pony

            At this point they’d be better off with a dead squirrel as governor.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Ding ding ding ding!!!

        • Vegan and Tiara

          Yeah, what’s Obama done besides cut unemployment in half and triple the stock market? Boo hiss!

        • ImpureScience

          Eheu, condolences!

      • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

        It’s going to be what matters most when one of those 400K+ people who will lose their insurance flips their shit, and shoots Bevin. Which will be ironic, since one of the things he ran on was how he was going to make it legal to carry a concealed weapon on campuses, because he claimed it would cut crime.

        • kindness

          Makes me wonder how many of those 400K folks voted and I hate to think how many voted for Bevin.

          Bless your hearts Kentucky. Enjoy Hell.

  • Zippy

    No KY for you, Bluegrassers. Bend over and take it with no lube like the idiots that you are. And don’t come whining to us with your butthurt later, you dumb hicks brought this on yourself. Too bad, Kynect probably could have supplied you with some sort of ointment for that…

    • thewitchqueen74

      I didn’t vote for his crazy ass, that’s for fucking sure. This state is fucked. I’m surrounded by fucking morons.

      • Zippy

        I live in AZ. I feel your pain…

        • thewitchqueen74

          *sighs* Yeah…I’m just scared now :(

          • starfanglednut

            Come to Mass! Gay marriage and healthcare for all!

          • Vecchiojohn

            Come to Portland. Same deal, plus we are smug as hell about it.

          • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

            Praytell how does someone afford living in Portland if they have been too fucked, healthwise, to work for some time?

          • SnarkOff

            Come to NYC! Gay marriage, healthcare and, you know, NYC.

          • kindness

            Come on now. We here in the glorious Peoples Republic of California have you all beat. There is always room for more progressives. There may not be water for you but there is room at the inn.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Oh, I’m about to lose my insurance, so I hope you will feel my pain, sorry – because if I feel it, I’m just gonna have to grit my teeth ’til it passes.

      • marxalot

        Amen from Austin, TX.

        • Werewolf

          Seconded

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        You and me both, sister. How many fucking Bevin signs did you see in the yards of the trailer parks? AOT, K. Fuck these people are stupid.

        • thewitchqueen74

          Oh christ, the stupid has increasingly grown, and I have tried to raise my daughter to combat the willfully ignorant. They’ve destroyed this state and now I’ll probably lose my insurance.

  • RC

    I feel bad for dems living in red states. Every morning after an election I kiss the blue ground my house sits on.

    • Zippy

      Dems, liberal independents, anyone with functioning brain cells- we all suffer.

      • thewitchqueen74

        You got that right.

  • FeloniousMonk

    To misquote Randy Newman:

    Brother Gene, he’s big and mean
    And he don’t have much to say
    He had a little woman who he whupped each day
    But now she’s gone away
    He got drunk last night
    Kicked Kynect down the stairs
    But I’m all right so I don’t care

  • Randy Riddle

    Are Las Vegas bookies taking bets on how long this guy is in office before he gets hit with a corruption scandal?

    • Zippy

      or a Mack truck?

      (full of votes)

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      They should be. The reason we don’t generally elect reptilian scum here is that they ALWAYS end up caught in scandals. ALWAYS.

    • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

      That shit doesn’t happen in Kentucky.

  • thewitchqueen74

    I’m moving to goddamn Canada. Fuck this shit.

    • Count Awesome

      Come to California. Jerry Brown is awesome!

      • Enfant Terrible

        You’re related to Jerry Brown?

        • Count Awesome

          Nope. He’s done a great job in California though.

          • thewitchqueen74

            I’m willing to move anywhere away from these brainless hillibillies, ugh….

          • Count Awesome

            Hope you are consoling yourself with Maker’s Mark or another fine Bourbon.

          • thewitchqueen74

            Unfortunately, I’m not :(

          • Count Awesome

            It would be so uncouth to down vote you just because…
            Be like Jeb! and fix it.

          • thewitchqueen74

            I think I’m just gonna cry myself to sleep, lol.

          • Zippy

            Jeb! would show up with a glass of warm Kool Aid, then manage to spill it on himself before he could offer it to you

          • Count Awesome

            Before or after he FAILS! mixng it with water?

          • Anarchy Pony

            Come to Oregon or Washington. We gots the legal reefer.

          • Ants In My Eyes Johnson

            I would love to relocate to Oregon, but it seems like that shit’s expensive if you don’t want to live in the Eastern side.

          • thewitchqueen74

            You don’t know how tempting that is, lol…

          • Vegan and Tiara

            Asheville, NC.

          • thewitchqueen74

            That’s an option…

          • theCryptofishist

            Except for those horrible tunnels he wants as his legacy.

          • Count Awesome

            True, but he’s been reasonable otherwise in signing legislation that was sent through supermajorities in both state houses that would have cost a lot of money in court costs that would have gone elsewhere.

          • Left Coast Tom

            The problem with those tunnels, in my view, is their size, not their existence. A major problem in the Delta estuary is the fact that the Delta pumps taking water southward are on the San Joaquin side of the Delta, whereas the largest amount of incoming water is from the Sacramento side. This screws up water flow throughout the Delta.

            So, we can solve that by significantly cutting back on existing water flows, which is not politically workable, or we can solve it with some form of bypass, moving the pumps northward. With the “bypass” comes the question of the size of the bypass, is it really solving our existing problem, or is it creating bigger problems by allowing bigger diversions? Oversize tunnels is probably why Jerry Brown’s 1980s plan went down with northern Californians voting 9-1 against.

          • Count Awesome

            Also the Sacramento river delta system is what amounts to a bunch of dirt levees that need to be modernized. With a historic El Niño coming there is fear that the levees will fail and a lot of freshwater that is relied up will essentially become useless seawaterseawater that will take years or possibly decades to cleanse. I’m a Los Angeles resident and if that occurs it will be disatrous. All infrastructure needs to be upgraded over time.

          • Left Coast Tom

            The issue of those levees is, in part, the fact that 160 years of flood-sediment exclusion from the Delta islands has seen that soggy ground sink well below sea level (the other part is, of course, that the levees are 160 years old…)

            The state blocked one of the channels in the delta this year in order to prevent drought-induced low water flows from allowing salt water to reach the delta pumps.

          • Count Awesome

            And we will pay more for it now because we all got upset and recalled Gray Davis and put the ‘Goober-nator’ in charge.

      • Vegan and Tiara

        I love California, and hope to end up there some day.

        • Count Awesome

          I hope you manage to get to California someday.

          • Vegan and Tiara

            I visit a lot, because it’s the best state in the country, with New York in second place.

          • Count Awesome

            Thanks. We still have our share problems though.

  • Count Awesome

    At least Kentcuckeans can console thselves with Bourbon. Any corporation worth a damn as well as the NCAA will be looking to spend money elsewhere. Almost sounds like the states of Indiana and Kentucky ‘accidently’ gay married each other tonight.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Amazon is here, and they ain’t going anywhere. Ev’ryone else’s toothless morans would demand better working conditions. Besides, Bevin has promised to tongue-bathe all the corporate honchos’ balls, so there’s that.

      • Left Coast Tom

        Isn’t Whirlpool, near Louisville, supposed to be one of the poster-children for “advanced manufacturing”? They might be a little more interested in attracting people than in having Bevin lick their balls.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          who the hell wants to relocate to Ky? It’s cold as balls in winter, hot as hell in summer, education is substandard as we can see by tonight’s election results, and there’s nothing to do once you’ve heckled the idiots in line at the Creation “museum.”

      • Count Awesome

        Southern California once had a Toyota plant, Lockheed, Hughes aircraft, and a lot of manufacturing jobs that no longer exist, as well as having lost out on filming because of tax incentives from other states. From people i know in the movie industry, the tax incentives in other states are starting to cause a shortfall and California recently enacted its own tax incentive to keep jobs here. Nothing lasts forever.

        • Vegan and Tiara

          Texas lures all the corporations with no corporate taxes. Now all the other idiot southern states have started following suit.

          • Zippy

            not just southern states

          • marxalot

            And when those big ol’ corporations move here for the southern hospitality, why, they pay the Governor and his buddies back for their generosity with all kindsa help with their campaigns, and give us common folk nice jobs in the shitwork sector, with good starvation wages and no job security! It’s a beaut of a system.

          • Zippy

            yup, money buys politicians, which buys tax breaks and other goodies, which means you get your money back- and then some

          • Count Awesome

            Louisiana, North Carolina and Michigan are apparently seeing an exodus back to Hollywood according to a special effects guy I know because its easier to film where the best people live that do the work behind the scenes; set builders, wardrobe, stunts and practical visual effects, etc…
            He says its all cyclical and the same thing happens every 6-8 years because people don’t want to see every movie set in Los Angeles.

          • Left Coast Tom

            In the case of Michigan there’s also the fact that the state has cut the budgets for every office whose job included working with film studios. Yea for me as a Californian…I have family in Michigan, though, and this won’t help.

          • Count Awesome

            They should have committed to keeping the jobs and income. A lot of movies are made and every movie is a learning experience for those who work on it. Hollywood and Silicon Valley didn’t just spring up overnight.

        • Zippy

          the great corporate grift- bribe us to stay or we’re outa here. And the states all race to the bottom, mainly because the politicians aren’t the ones who suffer and the people are both desperate for jobs and too dumb to figure out that every corporate tax break means they either pay more or lose vital services

          • Count Awesome

            I’m JUST now catching up to you. It can be a race to the bottom, but when work demands skilled labor such as with movie making and ‘Hollywood’ as well as everything the work comes back to those that do it best. I don’t intend to sound like Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, or any of the GOP tools running for president, but sometimes the free market makes corrections; more so on the supply end. GOP wants to make everyone believe that the all the benefits of the free market happen everywhere without taking into necessity and skill level.
            I cook for a living and the worst thing to happen in the last ten years was the writers’ stroke of 2007 (who’d’ve thunk the actors were smarter than the writers?).
            You should be DNC chair, you’d fight harder.

  • Enfant Terrible

    Self-awareness is a great thing. I didn’t get anywhere in life until I realized I was an idiot (not A Idiot – my politics have always been progressive). Kentucky has a ways to go to get to that self-knowledge.

  • Anarchy Pony

    MAXIMUM HEADDESK!

  • Vicious Babushka

    Take him to Detroit.

    • Count Awesome

      He seems more like the rough and toothless chauffeur.

  • User_0

    Special Deliverance

  • SnarkOff

    Cock/Dog 2016!

  • marxalot
    • Spotts1701

      Had an acquaintance working for Drew. I don’t want to think how she’s feeling right now.

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I do. I hope she jumps off a fucking bridge.

        • Spotts1701

          Hey, whoa! What the fuck is your problem? You know jack about the person I’m talking about – she’s as progressive as anyone here. It’s not her fault the Dems ran someone about as exciting as month-old dryer lint.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            What is my problem? Did you read the part where the mouth-breathers in my state just elected fucking Matt Bevin??? You gotta cut me some slack tonight.

          • marxalot

            OK, one more drink, then off to bed. Tomorrow’s gonna hurt bad enough without a turbo hangover. Peace, love, and endurance from another pinko stuck in a blood red hole.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            Peace, dude, and my apologies to all. I don’t do liquor well.

          • Spotts1701

            Look, I’m not one to kick a man when he’s down. I apologize for jumping down your throat – you got my back up about it because I have low tolerance for slagging on people I know. But I understand, and I’m willing to let this pass.

          • Count Awesome

            Nice to see more civility here than in national politics.

          • Good_Gawd_Yall

            K. I’m out.

          • Vegan and Tiara

            Move to Asheville, NC. It’s a nice little town, and full of Liberals. I’m thinking of moving there so I can help swing NC blue.

          • Zippy

            if it helps with the pain, I went from Governor (she’s a witch!) Brewer to Governor (he’s a blithering idiot koch sucker) Ducey, who managed to make Jan look both sane and smart

        • marxalot

          Now, now, no personal remarks about non-public figures. We empathize with your pain (I’m from and in TX, I know all about getting screwed with your pants on), but don’t take it out on real people.

        • doktorzoom

          Errr, no, that’s a bit over the line. Please review the rules.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      DREW is an ASSHOLE who said he was going for T-rump. Nuff said?

    • Zippy

      which Drew? linky no work for me

      • marxalot

        The guy who runs Fark. He was a… more exciting alternative to the stiff the Dems put up, and not quite as weasel-savage bonkers as this asshole they’re getting now.

        • Zippy

          that’s what I thought, but I keep seeing some serious pronoun disagreement in the subthread- I think I mistook the “she” as a candidate

          • marxalot

            oh, yeah, they’re tangled up in a sad/angry/drunk indiscreet remark over someone’s acquaintance. It’s all very sordid. Don’t get involved.

          • Spotts1701

            My fault, I’ll take the lumps on that.

          • Zippy

            no worries on anyone’s part- blow off the steam here. Better than climbing a clock tower in Texas.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Now watch the state get shittier and shittier, and the teatards will continue to blame everyone else. It’s never their idiotic fucking policies that fuck them over, it’s the gays and welfare queens and the liberals.

    • marxalot

      Also known as the “Kansas Effect.”

      • FauxAntocles

        Kansas II or it Wisconsin III?
        It’s amazing how many people can’t learn from observing other people’s mistakes.

        • Vegan and Tiara

          I have a wingtard friend who lives off of Social Security who is always screaming about how we need to cut entitlements. She’s seriously too stupid to know that the entitlements she’s voting to cut are her own.

          • FauxAntocles

            The strategy of “keep ’em stupid” works well for these bastards.

          • Vegan and Tiara

            She literally believes whatever bullshit Fox “News” shovels down her gullet. I asked her how many times did she think Benghazi should be investigated. She never actually answers a question, she’ll just switch the subject to some other idiocy.

          • Vienna Woods

            I have an idiot acquaintance who lives on disability and handouts from dad who goes on month-long car trips and lots of days to the beach who was bitching last week that that the Canadian govt is going to be spending 10 million plus on badly-needed renovations to the PM’s residence. She feels that this is a waste of taxpayer’s money. The cognitive dissonance is astounding.

      • Vegan and Tiara

        Hey, I just mentioned Kansas uopstream! Maybe our new strategy should be to just let Republicans burn every state and the entire country down to the ground, so we can start fresh and rebuild.

    • Zippy

      and the Messicans and the Blahs and the Muslins- they have no shortage of idiotic scapegoats for their stupid decision making. But never forget, they’re the party of personal responsibility, bootstraps and all!

      • marxalot

        All your problems are caused by invisible people named Juan and Cindy! You just have to find them and stop them, and everything will be fine.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Watch the state get shittier and shittier? Two words: Im. Possible.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Things can always get worse. Al. Ways.

  • ryp

    As long as nobody comes for their guns, Kentuckians will be just fine with Bevin as their Governor. Their expectations really aren’t any greater than that.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      They are too fucking stupid to understand that they’ve just voted themselves off the Medicade and Medicare rolls. Seriously. They don’t get it at all.

      • Vegan and Tiara

        Kansas is the same way, they re-elect Brownback after he totally fucked that state up hard. Same with Sanford in South Carolina. The GOP is full of the dumbest fuckwits who ever walked the earth.

        • Good_Gawd_Yall

          Except the dinosaurs and unicorns. They were too dumb to get on the ark.

          • riledupone

            I think they were stuck behind the three-toed sloth.

  • Spotts1701

    You had one job, Kentucky. ONE JOB!!!

    • Zippy

      one job may be all that they’ll have left, once businesses start pulling out

      • Left Coast Tom

        Oh, good…more traffic for California roads…

        • Vecchiojohn

          Oregon is closed to new investors.

          • Count Awesome

            What about people that refer to themselves in the the third person?

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        I’m seriously thinking about going. I do own a business, which is why my commenting is so erratic.

        • nmmagyar

          Come to NM, we’ll love you forever

    • Count Awesome

      Kim Davis had a job too…

  • orygoon

    However lame the incumbent is, losing this one is a blow to our team. Democrats are terribly outnumbered at state-goverment levels in this country, both in legislative bodies and governors. This translates to losing the US Congress lopsidedly even when more voters actually vote for Democrats in the House. Big sigh.

  • FauxAntocles

    Kaili, why are you up so late?

    • BloviateMe

      Bon Bons, gentle masturbation and gubernatorial results go together like beer, cigarettes, and antifreeze in a turkey baster.

  • Zippy

    Thanks Debbie Wasserman Schultz for once again utterly failing to do your job as head Dem. Conway was a few points ahead this week. WTF happened? Maybe if she had spent a little less time squabbling with Trump on TeeVee or shilling for Hillary or whatever the fuck she’s been doing and actually did HER JOB, Dems wouldn’t once again find themselves getting blindsided. I swear, the DNC is the most useless bunch of poseurs and gadflies I’ve ever seen- they can’t even manage to get their asses motivated to care about anything but the presidential race every four years and the GOP is owning their asses in state and local elections, because somehow those races aren’t sexy enough for these morons to give a fuck about. Good luck prying all those zealots out of the statehouses and governor’s mansions, you idiots.

    • Count Awesome

      Unfortunately she is too busy trying to win the war and is not focusing on the smaller battles.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        Tell me about it. VA is so fucked, for another round, again.

        • Count Awesome

          I miss Howard Dean.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            To be perfectly honest, at this point, I miss Reagan Republicans.
            At least they were somewhat sane

          • Count Awesome

            I voted for one for my state House: granted I knew him and worked with him many times before he got into politics. When I saw his name on the ballot I contacted him and asked him questions. He said that ‘social issues’ (abortion, death penalty, gun control, gay marriage,) are a waste of time and money at the state level because it will be challenged in court.

          • Jen_Baker_VA

            Well, the House is a leeetle more sane than some of the other things going on, so there is that. I mean, we’re not Kentucky Fucked. But Sturtavant? REALLY? Cause we need more Teajadists who want to push privitized publicly funded private schools.
            *kicks and fumes a bit* To say nothing of my gerrymandered as all get out same as it ever was county. meh

          • Count Awesome

            I would vote for him for state represantive, but not my congressman or senator {mine is Schiff (D); Fienstien (D) & Boxer (D)} (kind of cool to use elegant brackets in this case). It is a case of picking battles. He understood the idea of picking battles. In all honesty any supermajority (even veto proof bills) is bad when bills get passed because legislatures get whacky and crazy with grand ideas that my taxpayer money has to defend in court rather than be spent someplace more worthwhile.

      • Zippy

        the only thing she is too busy doing is looking after her own ambition

        • Count Awesome

          And that is the problem. She’s too busy trying to be a kingmaker than actually being one.

          • Zippy

            kingmaker, starting first and foremost with her own career- to the point of stepping on Obama’s dick way too many times, which is unacceptable for someone in her position. This institutional nepotism and closed good old boys club is how we end up with DWS or Rahm or all these other destructive clowns while Howard Dean gets to stay home. Every single person in the DNC should get their walking papers tomorrow morning, starting with her- these people are far too comfortable and insulated and convinced they’re bulletproof, so they don’t produce. How many elections in a row do the Dems need to get trounced before someone wakes up and says “time to hold party leadership responsible”?

          • Count Awesome

            I agree. It’s a travesty and ‘the big tent’ needs to have a fighter in charge rather than someone complacent about the job. It’s no consolation, but the DNC needs someone who will stick the knife in the GOP heart and end them so that the party splits and is regional rather than national. ‘Loyal Opposition’ is treasured in our history, but it has gone from ‘Loyal Opposition’ to straight out crazy talk with the right.
            If Hillary werent running for President then she’d be the perfect DNC head. She’d go ruthless Lady Macbeth on the GOP. They’d never know what him them.

          • i understand what you guys are saying, but i don’t believe there is a dem strategy out there that can do much to INFLUENCE the rep debate – much less tip it in any meaningful way. hell, the rep leadership can’t influence the rep debate or tip it in any meaningful way.

            that being said, i think we should be nasty as honey badger and damn the consequences. and honey badger is just another way of saying hillz.

          • Count Awesome

            GOP primary strategy is all about a Pyhrric victory.

    • BloviateMe

      Preach, brother.

      • Vecchiojohn

        Can I get an amen?

        • BloviateMe

          You know it.

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          • willi0000000

            the agony of agnes is back.

          • r m reddicks

            And completely lacking in sentence structure. At least she’s rich so I’m heading over there. We won’t need to speak in sentences! I’m old but willing to learn!

    • valgalky23

      The Kim Davis side show did A LOT to bring the crazies out to the polls. Hope everyone enjoyed their popcorn during that time. Fun wasn’t it?

      • Zippy

        The GOP pulls this shit EVERY TIME and the Dems still haven’t pulled their heads out of their asses and figured out how to counter it. OMFG! Kim Davis! OMFG! ISIS! OMFG! Ebola! OMFG they’re coming for your guns! OMFG! The president is a Muslin! And they’ll crank up the Wurlitzer to eleven again 2016 and it’ll be OMFG! something or another (Hillary/Benghazi/Socialism/IRS/WTFever) and the national party will continue to pat themselves on the back for putting a Dem in the Oval Office, while they continue to lose ground everywhere else. 70 Dems from congress, over 900 state legislators, a shitload of governors and the Dems as a national party still don’t get it.

        • RevZafod

          But what do you really think about it? Don’t hold back.

        • Spotts1701

          The DNC is great at running 5-yard bubble screens on 3rd and 21. Not so good at hitting the line and pushing the pile forward.

        • AnnieW

          Don’t forget the don’t bother…they’re all the same, not voting IS a protest. Fuck em.

          • Count Awesome

            You’re protest nonvote ensures a dickhead.

          • AnnieW

            I clarified my post. I NEVER NEVER NEVER hear fringe RWer’s tell their people to sit it out. For some reason I hear liberals do this fairly regularly. I have to wonder at their motivation.

          • Count Awesome

            Where do you hear this?

          • bobbert

            Actually, we hear it from time to time right here on Wonket. From people that are recognizably long-time wonkers.

            I wouldn’t characterize it as “fairly regularly” here — it’s a few folks, mostly of the “If Hillz gets the nomination I just won’t vote” school. But it certainly exists.

            In the broader webspace, there are many more, but there it’s impossible to tell idiot liberals from trolls.

          • JaaaaaCeeeee

            Ironically, polls have shown that a much higher percentage of Sanderistas plan to vote for the Democratic nominee if he loses, with the problem being the HRC cheerleaders claiming they won’t vote if he wins.

          • Zippy

            Arrogance and stupidity. Too many liberals think they’re above it all and like to play the “pox on both houses” game. For as much as I’ve been ragging on the DNC tonight, they’re still lightyears better than the RNC. The whole “if you vote for the lesser of two evils, you’re still voting for evil” meme is just plain dumb. Yes, in a perfect world I’d love to have more choices than that. But whether I vote or not, someone is getting elected. And If I pout and stamp my feet and stay home, it may well be the worse of the two evils. Boy, will I have shown them…or not.

          • Spotts1701

            I put it this way on Facebook a long time ago – “When the choice is chicken or fish, saying you want spaghetti and meatballs after the dinner is made isn’t going to get you very far.”

          • r m reddicks

            Suppose they held an election and no one bothered to vote. Could anyone tell the difference? (Maybe on the local level, sure.)

          • r m reddicks

            Versus some other dickhead?

    • bobbert

      Zip, I’m afraid you are succumbing to the natural desire to find someone to blame. I’m not a fan of DWS, but what, exactly did you expect her, or the DNC, to do in this case? It seems to me that the only thing that might have altered the outcome was a big GOTV effort, which the DNC could support with money. Was the money not forthcoming? (I don’t know, because I don’t follow KY politics.)

      A quick look at the recent polls shows 45-40 favor Conway, with a 3.5 point uncertainty. The thing is, those other 15% sort of screw that up. Conway ended up with something over 43%, so not bad predicting on that end. In KY, I think you have to expect most of the “undecideds” to go Repo. So, not having a majority in the polls was not a good sign.

      These folks elected Turtle and Randy. What did you expect the DNC to do?

      • Zippy

        What did I expect her to do? Her job- GOTV, spend money, organize, all the things she doesn’t seem to do anywhere. We’re talking about an off-off year election with very little going on across the country, save an extremely high profile race in KY where Dems had an excellent chance of maintaining control and she was AWOL. What exactly was she busy doing? Certainly not scheduling more presidential debates, a debacle that is now universally acknowledged as a major screw up, both for the missed opportunity for all that free air time and her dictatorial handling of the process that erupted into open intraparty warfare- great optics when the DNC chair is at odds with the rest of the committee and bans a vice chair from attending a debate.

        Meanwhile, she’s more interested in getting her face on MSNBC every chance she gets, not to promote the party, but to further her own political career. Or she’s busy having twitter fights with The Donald. KY represented not only a potential high profile win for a Dem governor in a red state, but a referendum of sorts on Obamacare. A real DNC chair would have gone all in for that reason alone, protecting your party’s president and his signature legislation should have been job one. But she doesn’t like Obama (see the numerous back stabbings like her Iran treaty betrayal and the 2013 mess when she nearly launched a smear campaign against Bamz, because he was considering replacing her) and to her, the party good was a distant second to her personal ambition. This loss was a black eye to the party, a symbolic black eye to the PPACA and thus a black eye to Obama, but she didn’t consider it important enough to bring out the big guns and fight tooth and nail, because she’s a classic example of the myopia that infects party leadership at the top- state and local elections aren’t sexy, flyover country should just be written off, no infrastructure is being built or fortified at the local level (by the time Dem leadership started to care about KY, they were two or three years too late- they should be laying the groundwork for key battles of 2016, 17 and 18 right now, but I guarantee you they’re not, because they all have blinders and only see the upcoming POTUS race). She’s been DNC chair since 2011, after Kaine stepped down and in that time the only thing the Dems can brag about is Obama, who actually won both times because he built his own operation from scratch and used his own people and infrastructure to GOTV. Dems have gotten their asses kicked the entire time all around the country. In sportsball, a team that has been losing consistently often fires the coach and coaching staff- it’s time the Dems fire her and clear out all that dead wood at the top if they hope to ever be competitive at the state and local levels where the real power lies and where your team develops its bench, so you can have another star like Obama down the road.

    • r m reddicks

      She did her work. Don’t want to get too far out in front of the donor class.

    • OddMan

      It was one of the lowest voter turnouts ever in Kentucky, 30.7%.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I live in kentucky and you have to excuse me because i am DRINKING HEAVILY but i will vote for Hillary and then I am FUCKING DONE. I will never vote again and in fact am thinking SERIOUSLY about closing my business, with its Kynect-insurance-covered employees, one of whom has just been diagnosed with diabetes, and moving the fuck out of this fucking cunt-ry. Fuck Matt Bevin with Satan’s pitchfork and DOUBLE QUADRUPLE FUCK the STUPID MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLES who voted for him.
    I’ll show myself out now. It’s time to throw up a few dozen times and go to bed, anyway. #notallkentuckiansforchrissakes

    • Zippy

      I wonder how many of your employees voted for Bevin?

      • Good_Gawd_Yall

        None of them! We have a simplified hiring system; there are two questions on the form. A. Are you now, or have you ever been, stupid enough to vote Reptilian? B. Do you believe there is an invisible man in the sky who cares about everythign you do and also is keenly interested in high school football games? A “yes” answer to either question disqualifies you.

    • Vegan and Tiara

      I wish all the Democrats in the South (myself included) would all move to one large swing state where we can really make an impact on an election. I’m thinking either Florida or NC. Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Ole Miss are lost causes.

      • Msmlg1979

        Consider this your official invitation to NC! We need all the progressives we can get, plus it’s awesome here. We have beautiful mountains on one side and gorgeous beaches on the other.

        • Vegan and Tiara

          I can’t really decide where I’m going to move, but NC is high on my list. I really love California too, but I’m not sure I can afford to live there. At least if I moved to NC my vote might actually matter for the first time in years.

          • Msmlg1979

            I hope you are very happy wherever you end up!

          • Vegan and Tiara

            Thanks for your kind wishes. Where I live now the heat and the stupidity are getting to be overwhelming, so it’s definitely time for a change.

          • Msmlg1979

            It’s exciting to have the option to pick up and go somewhere new.

          • Vegan and Tiara

            I have friends in both places too, so it will be nice wherever I go!

    • ChicagoLovesYou

      Come on up here. Our R’s would be D’s in most other states. I saw one of Bob Dold’s campaign ads when he ran for re-election last year in his district which is up in Evanston, and I had to look up which party he was a member of after he emphasized being pro choice, pro gay marriage, and pro background checks on guns. As an added bonus, our current governor has been in office almost an entire year and hasn’t gone to jail yet.

    • i am so sorry. as a dedicated obamacare person (my actual job) my heart just sank when i heard this. you guys were not only a bright spot in the well of southern ignorance, but KYcent was fabulously well run.

      and the people who will pay will be…well you know.

      come to a blue state (i second chicagolovesyou). we’ll tax your very last nerve but we’re pretty reliably a good time. and supportive. it was 72 degrees here today and i rode 20 miles along a peerless pristine lakefront (path is tended all year). and i was just commuting.

    • bobbert

      1. Don’t fail to vote again (unless you skip the country, of course).

      2. I don’t know how portable your business is, but there are Illinois, Pennsylvania, and even Ohio nearby. I can obviously suggest Cali, but that’s a long haul.

      Best wishes. We all know that there are many states that are thinly divided between sane / not. Tribalism sucks.

    • Msmlg1979

      I felt the same way last mid-term when NC, who cannot decide if she’s red or blue, went full-out Wingnut, even my county, which tends to lean left. It’s so frustrating to see people bending over backward to put themselves in terrible positions simply to see to it that anyone who has less then them or is different than them has it even worse.

  • mailman27

    What the hell, man? I just don’t get it. I really don’t.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Also, a what’s the deal with a post this late? Not that I’m complaining.

  • Vegan and Tiara

    So we’ve got about 32 Republican governors now? That’s really comforting.

    • Count Awesome

      But are any electable on a national level? The only rational Republican I have heard about in years is the freshman senator from Kansas that made a speech to Senate and proclaimed that a ‘six year term is wrong to waste’ and callomg for the Senate to start making tough votes.

      • Zippy

        But are any electable on a national level?

        To Congress? Yes. Bevin will likely take the Turtle’s place. Don’t be surprised if we see a Representative or Senator Walker soon. If Jeb! wasn’t such a fuckup (and following his fuckup brother) he would have had a real serious shot at POTUS next year. Dems get way too cocky about the built in firewall for POTUS, both forgetting that anything can change and that holding firm without putting in the effort everywhere else just means the Dem president wears out his veto pen while the states fall to pieces.

        • Count Awesome

          http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/Decoder/2015/1103/Nebraska-newbie-senator-A-six-year-term-is-a-terrible-thing-to-waste

          Is it an olive branch or just a ruse? CSM doesn’t have a transcript and not favorite news source, but I am interested enough to find and read the transcript to decide for myself.

          • Zippy

            hopefully the former- they’re not all crazy, they have just been letting the crazies run the show

          • Count Awesome

            When I saw the headline on the Google News and Weather app I read it reluctantly and was very surprised at what CSM summarized. I won’t be able to read a full transcript until Thursday, but am hoping for an article in ‘The Atlantic’ sometime tomorrow.

        • bobbert

          1. Bevin will only have a shot at Turtle when Turtle decides to retire.

          2. Senator Scooter isn’t gonna happen. Absent force majeur, Russ will knock out Johnson in 2016, and I really don’t think Walker will even try to take out Tammy in 2018.

          3. Representative Scooter would depend on him finding a district that would elect him.

          • Zippy

            1 that’s what I meant, Bevin will springboard from guv to Senate when Mitch retires

            2 in a sane world, russ wins. But look how stupid the cheeseheads have been lately

            3 there are a number of districts he could win

      • Vegan and Tiara

        Nikki Haley has been plotting her run for a while. I could see her being a contender. If this was a normal year I could see Kasich.

      • Vienna Woods

        They don’t need to be at the national level to well and truly fuck up your country. State and local governments can do lots of damage- Walker in Wisconsin as one excellent example. The focus on the national level is a mistake.

        (ETA see Zippy’s fine rants earlier. He’s said it much more eloquently than I ever could)

        • Count Awesome

          I guess living in California has spoiled me somewhat; the GOP is very regional here since Governor Pete Wilson so I do admit I have less to worry about in regards to dumb ideas from the right at the state level: we tried them and it failed. We elected the ‘Goober-nator’ and he had his ass handed to him via a proposition vote on education issues (as I recall). He wound up being a bigger ‘girly man’ than those he accused of being so. It has been speculated that California is a microcosm of how the Republican party will be very regional die to the failures of Pete Wilson and Ahh-nold.
          Sorry for the late reply, but I feel you raise a good point that deserves a response.

  • azeyote

    people in Kentucky sure hate themselves

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Tonight we do, fer sure.

      • bobbert

        Honestly, I’m sad for you.

        I grew up in Wisconsin, and even though I’ve been gone for forty-five years, I’m still sad for them.

    • marxalot

      Just like the kids at the kegger: if not before, then certainly after.

  • Zippy

    On the plus side, my city voted to get rid of those god awful red light cameras

    • soccerteesandplaydoh

      How wonderful that you can now break the law with impunity!

      • Count Awesome

        But lying in a presidential peimary debate is even more fun.

      • Zippy

        you obviously know very little about the issue if you think that’s what this vote was about. People got tired of a private company that couldn’t be cross examined, didn’t have to verify their cameras were calibrated were making millions of dollars off the very debatable claim that it improved public safety. The numbers they used here were BS, they cherry picked a convenient high point and low point to claim the accident reduction- a number that was torn to shreds by objective analysis as both not reflective of the overall trend and no different than the reduction at intersections without cameras (because there were other external variables at play and the reduction wasn’t from the presence of the cameras). They also neglected to include statistics for rear end collisions caused by panicky drivers stopping short at a yellow light to avoid a possible $350 fine.

        The way the cameras work, you could get cited even if you didn’t actually run the light, the sensor used to trigger the camera is placed well short of the crosswalk markings, so people pulling up to the crosswalk and stopping like motorists do all over the country could technically “run the red light” when they did no such thing. That line they use is unmarked or has faded on a majority of the camera intersections so it’s tough to know exactly where you need to stop- again causing people to panic and making things more dangerous, not less. Several cities around the country have been busted for shortening their yellow lights in order to increase revenue- there were rumors it was done here too. I’d swear to it based upon my experience as a motorist for decades in this town- the camera intersection nearest my house sets off the flash nearly every cycle and there’s no way to fight the findings because you can’t question the company or their equipment.

        I’m all for stopping red light runners- just not with some scam designed to make money for cash strapped municipalities. Put cops in cruisers where they’re visible so motorists see them and obey the law, instead of relying on catching people after the fact. Get the police to be proactive, instead of hiding behind billboards so they can write tickets. That red light camera won’t stop a drunk driver, won’t stop a speeder or even a red light runner, it’s just a hidden revenue source- one that can’t even be questioned in court. Besides, I’m tired of those panicky drivers putting me at risk when they slam on their brakes because they think the light might turn yellow and they can’t afford to cough up two weeks pay

        • Count Awesome

          In Los Angeles where this shit started, within a couple years the city got sued because half of the cameras were inoperative. As I recall it was a large sum payed out.

          • Zippy

            One by one, most cities are yanking them. Too much corruption, not enough revenue once you price in subpoena servers (plenty of money for the camera company though) and truly debatable results. In fact, they’ve never really proved any reduction in accidents anywhere, when forced to use honest numbers instead of their own cherry picked ones. There have been a number of places where the accidents have actually increased thanks to the rea end collisions.

          • WEs

            glad my state allows those polarized plate covers, camera’s get jack all unless it’s straight on from front or back like a cop’s dash cam.

        • data_ninja

          Don’t forget the bribery!

          And I’ve read in a couple places about a list of license plates that are immune to the traffic lights. Most of them are govt vehicles, local, state and otherwise, but apparently it can extend beyond that as well.

          • Zippy

            Yup, Redflex, from here in AZ

        • cousin itt

          I FUCKING HATE those cameras. In Denver, they (the evil bureaucratic wraith-fucks) don’t even bother to warn the motorist that they will have to pay $80 for not stopping before the white line. Even when traffic is suddenly impacted. On a snowy day. And you manage to avoid an accident. Fuck you, Denver traffic fucks.

          • Zippy

            $80 is cheap

            $350 here

          • cousin itt

            Aw, maaan. Will they at least swallow for you?

          • Vienna Woods

            Our son was driving a car out in Calgary registered to my husband. I think I paid 3 or 4 of those fucking fines before the car was retired. I fucking hate those things.

          • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

            You’d love the ones in Germany. Ubiquitous, mobile (some), nearly impossible to spot, give you 3km leeway (three fucking kilometers over!!) regardless if the speed limit is 30 or 130, expensive fines that are nearly impossible to fight…

            I use my cruise control everywhere.

        • Steverino247

          My wife always jammed on the brakes and was seriously slammed one day because of it. Somehow, the morons that run my town figured out they were getting fucked and they got rid of them.

        • bobbert

          So, Zippy, do you have an opinion about this?

          {I also think the red light cameras are mostly bullshit}

    • data_ninja

      The Ohio senate actually did something decent for once and put some strict regulations on the red light cameras. Unfortunately, some cities (including mine, Toledo) bitched up a storm about getting “lost revenue” and other crap. So the state threatened to cut funding to them if they didn’t follow the new camera rules, and I think it’s still tied up in courts.

      Oddly enough, the actual camera company that monitors and installed the cameras is in Arizona (unless they changed it), and they get a tidy chunk of all of the revenue created by it.

      • Zippy

        That company lobbied the Hell out of this bill. They already lost the speeding cameras around the state- as they did nothing but cause a bottleneck wherever they were installed as people slammed on their brakes for a few moments before going right back to driving 5-10 MPH over- causing more accidents than they prevented.

        • cousin itt

          Like, when you go to the bank to rob it, there is a sign that warns you not to rob the bank; as there are surveillance cameras.

    • JayGoldenBeach

      Our city council ditched red light cams after a few months because enough people stopped running red lights so the city owed money to the camera company each month.

  • Zippy

    Ohio rejected the pot legalisation bill and Houston rejected the anti discrimination ordinance

    • Anarchy Pony

      Fuck this country.

      • Zippy

        I get why Ohio’s bill failed. The straights voted against because reefer madness, but many pro pot people voted against because this was a shitty law that would have granted a ten company monopoly to commercial growers. It was written by ‘big pot’ lobbyists who wanted to buy themselves a cartel. We’re facing the same situation here in AZ where we may see a pro legalisation bill that needs to be defeated because it’s unfair to 99% of the people.

        • data_ninja

          Secretary John Husted rigged it pretty well to fail. Ohio is still a pretty red state unfortunately, and so the conservatives got scared about the weed. The word “monopoly” was put in there by Husted, and the marijuana group fought to get it removed, and lost. There were a lot of pretty good things about it, but the 10 sites that were going to compete with each other did make it somewhat speculative to a lot of people.

          We got casinos over here not that long ago, and that was pretty much a monopoly as well (4 or 5 locations instead of 10), and they aren’t doing as well as promised. So couple that with the threat of “devil weed”, and you get this outcome.

          Issue 2 was strictly created to shoot down issue 3 (or tie it up in the courts forever) if it did pass. This guy also thinks that issue 2 has some special language in it to screw things over more, which wouldn’t surprise me at all.

          On the bright side, Issue 1 passed, which should rebuild Ohio districts after they got gerrymandered as all fuck. The downside is that it won’t take place until the next redistricting in 2021. That’s a long ways away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puEXCyqkEKA

          • Zippy

            the issue two thing confused me- it looked like it would rat fuck issue three even if both passed. The big problem at this point is that the only people with the money to finance pro pot bills are the medical growers who want to control the supply

          • cousin itt

            Baron Harkonnen: He who controls the Weed, controls the universe!

          • Zippy

            House Chong

          • sw19womble

            “The resin must flow!”

          • Count Awesome

            In the LA most cameras served as a deterrant to running the light because most were not functioning.

        • WEs

          any law that forces you to still buy pot is stupid, the plant will out grow anything in your yard if left alone, no gd reason to buy it from anyone.

      • this.

      • JohnBull

        Too late.

    • JMP

      Having only recently moved to a state that does the initiative thing, maybe I’m not the best person to understand this, but when people are putting these progressive initiatives on the ballot, how about doing it in Presidential election years where people are much more likely to come out and vote instead of off-years where there’s no major elections going on?

      • Zippy

        from what I understand about Houston, they didn’t have a choice- it was court ordered due to conflicts in the legal process and the Feds stepping in.

    • Count Awesome

      Choices, choices tonight:
      https://youtu.be/yHzg96mZKxE

    • WEs

      Ohio thing was a monopoly, think Virginia’s ABC stores for pot, probably best to not go that route really. Nothing at all like the Colorado initiative.

  • Baby_Raptor

    So….3 weeks before he repeals the state’s takings from the ACA and 4 before the people affected start crying that it’s Obama’s fault?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Everything’s already bamz’s fault.

      • cousin itt

        The bloody Romans?

      • JMP

        What’s not Bamz’ fault however is killing Osama bin Laden – somehow Bush deserves credit for that one, after letting him go.

    • Zippy

      by then it’ll be Hillary’s fault- she murdered their health care in Benghazi

  • btwbfdimho

    Kentuckistan Fried Chicken.

    • JayGoldenBeach

      Brilliant, mate! LoL

  • btwbfdimho

    What did God create first, the eggs or the Founding Fathers?

    • Count Awesome

      This planet. 6500 years ago. Pick up a bible for once.

      • cousin itt

        I picked up a bible once on the Strip. It wanted me to pay $65 a month just to get a tithe job and I said, no way, I prefer to get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine.

        • Count Awesome

          Stealing a Gideon Bible in your youth would have been cheaper.

  • cousin itt

    What a busy night on the Wonkette. It’s past my drunken pass-out-time and still, we fight for peace, justice and the Snark Mob Way. Here in Colorado, we voted the Tea Party crew OUT in a big local school board election and best of all the Koch brothers got cock-punched. In conservative and Jesus-loving Douglas County, more school board reform wing nuts go out on their asses as well, also too.

    Wait, what happened to my bottle of cabernet franc? Empty? It died in the service of rationality and progressivism in Colorado. Long live kicking whiny, conservative assholes in the ass!

    • bobbert

      Yay!. Wins at the local level are excellent. This is what we have to do.

    • Creepoman

      Good friends with Anne-Marie who kicked ass in DougCo last night (along with two others). Next up, figuring out how to get our voucher-loving superintendent out on her ear.

  • ThePuckStopsHere

    Seen on the Internet:

    Two former lawmakers who were forced from Michigan’s Legislature for an extramarital affair and a strange cover-up scheme have lost bids to win back their seats.

    Mary Whiteford declared victory in Tuesday’s special Republican primary election. Cindy Gamrat, who in September became just the fourth lawmaker in state history to be expelled, had just 9 percent of the vote.

    Former legislator Todd Courser, who resigned rather than be expelled, finished sixth in a primary won by farmer Gary Howell.

    • Zippy

      lol

    • bobbert

      Well, hallefuckinglujah, Michiganders.

    • sw19womble

      *sits back in sofa with bucket of popcorn, to see if Whiteford and Howell can somehow top Cindy and Todd’s exploits*

  • xero42

    …wow i’m stayng the **** outta Kentucky for the next …well ever

    • RoyalUglyDude

      To Hell with you, Kentucky. There’s no way I’m coming to visit your creationism museum now.

      • cousin itt

        No getting on the Reverse Cowgirl Triceratops ride for you.

        • bobbert

          Wait a minute. What Reverse Cowgirl Triceratops ride?

          • cousin itt

            Listen, if you had been at the orientation meeting then…

          • sw19womble

            I wish my orientation was reverse cowgirl.

          • Zhu Bajie

            Surely you know about Newport, KY? Where Jerry Springer achieved immortality by giving a hooker a bad check?

  • RoyalUglyDude

    Kentucky elected the guy who promised to take away health care from the working poor, and Houston overturned its nondiscrimination ordinance.
    Revoking minority rights at the ballot box…it’s the American Way.

    • Steverino247

      No, it’s the pinche guey.

  • cousin itt

    Houston, we have a human rights problem.

    • Zippy

      forget it, Jake. It’s Texas

  • JMP

    And I see we’ve got another troll replying to comments on a day-old post, likely believing they won’t be caught; this one – https://disqus.com/by/Daisy21/ – right here – http://wonkette.com/595534/carly-fiorina-wants-to-know-why-shes-the-only-chick-who-gets-sexismed

    • Dee Andee

      Hell, a couple of days ago I got replies to my comments from about 2-3 months ago, on that goofy guy who held a “straight pride parade” to which he was the only person in attendance, by that goofy guy who was the only person in attendance, spamming me with his stupid website, which I’d already found way back then. It’s like he was googling himself and found us, and felt like trying to revive that crap. What a loon.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        But, it was important to mention that he so does have a girlfriend, who do you think was holding the camera! No closet case he, he felt the need to point out several times.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          Good point. I’m married by the way.

    • Not really a fun one or anything, just a sort of slow, talking points repeating nitwit. Not truly objectionable, just the sort you pat on the head and send on their way.

  • gene108

    America is the great wonder of the Western world. A country that looks at the option of universal healthcare and says fuck it, I’d rather die in debt to the hospital.

    I hoped Obamacare would change things, but if Kentucky voted to kill Ky-nect, which was popular, then there ain’t much hope folks in this country give a damn about anything other than sticking it to the less fortunate.

    • bobbert

      Well, there are the 20% or so of us over on the Left Coast.

      • It’s typically only after watching elections that are this insane in the rest of the country that the Republic of Cascadia starts to sound like a good idea….

  • eddi

    Sounds like all that changed was the party in charge. All that does is accelerate the speed as they head for the cliff.

    • Suttree

      Are we allowed to give them pushes? With votes?

  • JohnBull

    After living in Russia for many years, I developed a certain sympathy for the people who for centuries endured shitty lives beyond their control. But it kind of wears off, with Stalin being dead for decades and now they vote to continue their shit. Kind of like how I feel about Kentucky.

  • The Other Tim

    Kenfucky didn’t like Obamacare leesen’ ya called it sumpin’ differnt.
    How bout we done call it gone now? Hope too many of yer kids don’t die.

    • Riggsveda

      Don’t worry; Remote Area Medical will still visit occasionally to set up their tents, and all the folks who can manage to stand in line for several days to get a shot at being seen will be happy as hell that the Reich-Wing (stole that) has kept them free from the tyranny of medical treatment. Maybe they can also get UNICEF to fly in and feed their children some gruel, too.

    • ButchWagstaff

      Heh. Mother Wagstaff used to call it “Kenfucky” or “Fucktucky” depending on what mood she was in. Not only were her mother’s family from there (Southeast KY) but also her 1st husband who was a asshole who loved motorcycles, guns, and beating up on every woman in his life.

  • Steverino247
  • JayGoldenBeach

    Push Bevin and his crew into an abandoned coal mine, then seal it like Chernobyl.

    • sw19womble

      Oh, so not only has this poor coal mine been heartlessly abandoned, but now you plan to seal a bunch of Teahadists in it?
      Why do you hate coal mines so much? Whyyyy??? :(

    • Captain Kraut

      Abandoned uranium mine libelz!!1!

  • Sterculius

    And Kentucky joins Texas in the race to the bottom of the human gene pool.

  • Hope Buchanan Will Sizemore

    Your a lunatic.. I’m sorry you feel this way. You clearly don’t live in the bluegrass state. You must be under the influence of some type of chemical. No way can Bevin hurt Ky. He’s a successful business man and Army Veteran, I along with more than half of voting age Kentuckians agree.

  • sw19womble

    My mum literally just got back from the horse-racing in Kentucky. (Keeneland?) Apparently it was a PITFA to fly to and there was nothing else to do there (Louisville was too far to get to during the short trip). But the horse racing was fun.

    • sw19womble

      Stable visit, also, too.

    • Suttree

      The only good things about horse racing are funny hats and mint-juleps. And I don’t wear hats.

      • sw19womble

        Well, neither I nor my brother gave her any grandkids, so she likes to have someone to spend her time and money on. :)

  • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

    “But it’s interesting when you look at cockfighting and dogfighting as well. This isn’t something new, it wasn’t invented in Kentucky for example. I mean the Founding Fathers were all many of them very involved in this and always have been.”

    I sense that Bevin’s a graduate of the Sarah Palin School of Speechifying and ‘Splainering.

    • Suttree

      Fucking conjugation, how does it work?!

  • Duckler

    Don’t Stop Bevin ’bout Tomor… Okay. Stop.

  • bobbert

    To Kentucky folks: Sorry.

    I hope, eventually, it will get better.

    We elected Ahnold. Hell, we elected Deukmajian and Raygun. We may have sobered up now. It could happen to you.

    Best wishes,
    Cali

  • freakishlystrong

    Unfortunately, it’s time to quit saving these idiots from themselves. They deserve the polices and governance they vote for. Mitch was running to repeal a benefit these people enjoyed “root and branch”, and he won Sorry, Kentucky, back to 3rd world with you. Sane, sensible people need to flee these states. And we’ll join them when President brain doctor gets elected. The tea party has done immeasurable damage to a huge swath of this nation.

    • Zhu Bajie

      KY has never left the 3d world.

    • bardgal

      Except MY federal tax money goes to these underpopulated A IDIOT states, instead of staying here in CA where it’s needed. I’m sick of funding this insanity.

  • Scott Lockwood III

    How about we build a fence around these idiots?

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Just so long as it’s electrified razor wire.

  • Paperless Tiger

    They put a lot of effort into appearing normal.

  • Suttree

    I cannot even bring myself to denigrate the Pythonidea with a reference. Fuck you Kentucky for not repressing this jerkhole with votes.

  • Ian

    I just love the part in the quote about dog fighting ”

    I mean the Founding Fathers were all many of them very involved in this and always have been”.I mean I know he has to be a God fearing Christian or he’d not be allowed to be a Republican but “,,,,,and always have been” makes it sound like he’s suggesting |The Founding Fathers are still around somewhere enjoying the spectacle of dogs ripping each other apart!

    • jmk

      Is he signalling that he’ll be making an effort to bring back slavery, since “I mean the Founding Fathers were all many of them very involved in” THAT also too?

      And yes…I wish someone could explain to Governor Asswipe that time moves in a linear fashion and that the Founding Fathers are not still around, but – judging from his other comments – I fear that information is beyond his tiny brain’s capacity to process.

  • proudgrampa

    Wow. I guess this is a case of the people getting the Governor they deserve.

  • Zhu Bajie

    Now that the Creation Museum is not drawing too many tourists, maybe the idea is that cock and dog fighting will draw in the gamblers! Perhaps the best thing KY could do would be to 1) legalize whacky tobaccy and 2) promote pot tourism, as a certain Sioux Reservation in SD wants to.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Proving that they are smarter than Ohio?

      • Sequoia Lea Ananda

        Ohio’s issue 3 which would have legalized marijuana would have also installed a monopoly for that industry. Many people in Ohio who support legalization voted against the ballot issue because of this. I wouldn’t say Ohioians are stupid for voting in favor of their own interests…rather prudent for being able to wait for the right ballot initiative, hopefully next year.

        • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

          Meanwhile, people go to jail. “Perfect” is the enemy of “pretty good.”

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Did y’all see that the Republican Congress who were mad as hell that Tea Party non-profits were (along with non-Tea Party organizations) were asked to fill out another form by the IRS…..

    are now Demanding the IRS launch a *special* investigation into the Clinton Foundation for political purposes?

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2015/11/republicans-seek-irs-audit-of-clinton-foundation-spinoff-215503

    Well, I guess we have finally justified their paranoia by their own behavior, so we can file this one under “projection” also too.

  • DahBoner

    Matt Bevin is the craziest guy I’ve seen since I left MIT. Hey, at least I didn’t claim to have graduated

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/AZMysyGs6X6yA/200w_d.gif

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      I used to be in Congress.

  • Lizzietish81

    Kentucky. You had ONE JOB!

  • crunchyknee

    Kentucky, there plenty of room for you in the clown bus that contains Flo’duh, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texass, Utahrdia, JoJa, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia… shessh, my fingers are getting tired.

  • Joe Beese

    I now have the mental picture of a dogs-playing-poker-style painting of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin excitedly waving in the air whatever they used for currency notes back then as they shout encouragements at two dogs fighting for their lives in a dirt pit.

    Thanks, jerkface.

    • Thatsitfor Theotherwon

      Just so long as the Chihuahua doesn’t insist on Español.

  • Me not sure

    No more mint julips for you KY! It’s a good thing you’re know as “The Lube State”. You’re gonna need it.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Speaking of cock, that is quite a campaign logo.

  • Relativicus

    Good. I am out of fucks to give for people who continue to vote maniacs into high office. Previously, my sympathy waned only upon re-election, but I no longer care to wait that long. Enjoy, Kansatuckians, you deserve everything that’s coming to you.

    • lesterthegiantape

      It’s already so grim there I don’t think it can get much worse at the basic human level anyway. Every time I think “oh well Kentucky has that, at least” it always turns out it’s actually something from Tennessee, which does have the one liberal town.

  • bozilingus

    Kentucky’s newest export – desperate liberals and progressives seeking refuge in states with progressive policies and access to reasonable healthcare. Also, too, poor and destitute people without hope who may try to improve their lives through crime.

  • onedollarjuana

    H. L. Mencken said it right: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

  • Emily

    I am a kentuckian and absolutely disgusted with this man. I hate to see so many anti kentucky remarks, I did not vote for him neither did any of the people I know. However I live in Louisville, whereas the rest of my beautiful but tragic state is a bunch of ass backwards idiots who either voted for Bevin or did not vote at all. We had the lowest voter turnout and that makes me very sad. I, and all of my friends and family, are still in disgust that so many uneducated hicks voted for this kim davis loving jackass. Please don’t think all of KY is stupid, because we really are not.

    • andrea

      I am sick to my stomach because people I care about are going to have their lives destroyed by this imbecile.

    • bozilingus

      Time for Louisville to secede.

      All hail the great new state of Louisville!

    • Msmlg1979

      I get upset when people disparage the entire south, so I know what you mean. There are plenty of southerners and Kentuckians (sp?) fighting the good fight and voting the good vote. It’s so hard to watch your community members work hard against their own best interests year after year.

    • orygoon

      I was born in Oklahoma, but I won’t defend it fron anything. The place is full of knuckle-draggers like Inhofe. Probably it has nice people too, but they aren’t representative. Sucks? Yeah, too bad.

    • lroom

      I’m in Alabama and believe me I feel your pain..

      • crawff

        Iroom, we are much worse than Ky. We are primitive. How many votes did the Fark guy siphon off of our guy?

  • Sequoia Lea Ananda

    Yep, I’m in Kentucky. Yep, we are totally fucked. Yep, I voted…against this asshat. But alas, the great people of Kentucky continue to shoot themselves in their own assholes to uphold their ill-informed ideologies. Another major reason he was elected is because of the coal lobby here…people drive around with license plates in support of coal. Also, I am one of the people who have benefited from the expansion of Medicaid in this state. I had to have emergency surgery in April of this year and subsequently have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. My meds are around $350 a month without the insurance…and those are the cheap drugs for this autoimmune disease. *beats head against wall while plotting her escape*

    • mardam422

      You need the lights ’cause of all the smoke in the air.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Addicted to Tea,
    What’s to happen to me?
    might sell my left nut
    and move to Kentucky…

  • lesterthegiantape

    You know, if Debbie Whatsername Schultz spent any time developing state and local races, this wouldn’t happen. The RNC rules the nation regionally, the DNC nationally… Which pretty much explains why Republicans are so dedicated to dismantling the federal gummint. Can’t win the game? Steal the chessboard.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      The Republicans long ago developed a special Petty Tyrant breeding program that churns out mean little curs that get themselves elected to school boards and city governments. It gets worse from there.

      • lesterthegiantape

        You’d think Democrats would have realized this… Oh, since the Southern Strategy.

  • Toomush_Infer

    FiveThirtyEight gives the possible presidential edge at this point to Thugs – time to go back to those county D meetings….every fucking month….and start pounding pavement already…

    • AncienReggie

      #OccupyYourPrecinct

    • zerosumgame0005

      the Bernie Pledge ala Grover Norquist may lead to that, extremists and morons on either fringe can be very disruptive and dangerous in their “purity”

  • MrBlobfish

    Cockfight at OK Corral

  • Thomas Mc

    The Dipshit State gets what it deserves.

  • JoyP

    It’s a shame voters weren’t able to distinguish between KYnect and Obamacare. Somewhere along the line when Kentucky is reduced to a Kansas clone someone might figure out that OOPS!, the DNC missed a big chance here. As long as the rethugs control the state and local governments, Democrats will be in the minority in the House. And I say this as I watch my own state (IL), governed by a multi-millionaire CEO with no clue how to govern, holding the most vulnerable hostages to get tax cuts and right to work laws changed. Don’t get me wrong, Illinois was messed up before. It’s about to get worse.

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    • Msgr_Moment

      Tell her to sit on my laptop and I’ll be glad to finance her way through college, IYKWIMAITTYD.

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        I call bullshit on the name Agnes Martinez. There is no way that is a real name.
        However, if she has extra open doors, I can ignore the name somewhat

    • Biff52

      When did they start building the McLaren F1 again, exactly?

      • r m reddicks

        Is it street legal?

        • r m reddicks

          Holy crap. Did I just give her/it another .00001 of a penny? She/it’s gonna have to earn it. I got Raymond Chandler on it.

        • Biff52
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  • sillyclucker

    All kidding aside, cockfighting is vicious and disgusting. I’ve never understood the attraction of putting 2 animals in a pit and watching them fight until one of them is dead.

    • Biff52

      You would say that.

      • sillyclucker

        I don’t want to muss my feathers.

        • BackDoorMan

          … and you can never really get the bloodstains out.

    • Msmlg1979

      Viciousness and stupidity, always a dangerous combination.

      • It’s also the Conservative raison d’etre which is where we are at now.

    • TheBidenator

      It’s pretty awful, not as bad as dog fighting or the worst crime of them all, behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEs6O2NGdrs

    • Cheesus Crust

      Well, to be fair, I think he misunderstood what it was.

      He assumed he would be allowed to whip it out and smack it against another one, ya know – just to see which one would flop more.

  • Biff52

    I’ll never be able to visit my ancestral home of Beaver Lick again. *sob*

    • subatomic

      Beaver Lick is not far from Big Bone Lick (really, look it up). I always thought these should be connected by a new road.. maybe route 69?

  • Portia McGonagal

    I can’t even snark. I will never understand these people who vote to punish themselves

    • Ducksworthy

      See above.

  • Bill Slider

    Masochistic voters are in the majority in Kentucky, in Kentucky, what a catchy, cockfightin phrase that is.

  • r m reddicks

    I draw the line. The timid elect the vicious. I can’t even laugh. Oops. Where was I? Oh, I think your “fark” fuck was running for office in the lube state also.

    • Ducksworthy

      “The timid elect the vicious.” That about sums it up.

  • VandeGraf

    If dogs want to fight, it’s there right to fight, as long as it’s not in a bar. Cock fighting is okay as long as it’s just chickens.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    His tag-line says it all, “I’m a fucking bellicose whackjob that can’t wait to executive power my way into your personal business (but not corporate.)”

  • Ducksworthy

    Does Kentucky have the Recall? I think you’re gonna need it.

  • FlownOver

    Once he got the endorsement of the Amalgamated Basketball Recruit Sex Workers Union (ABRSWU™) it was clear sailing.

  • Callyson

    On the bright side, Bevin and Mitch McConnell hate each other’s guts but now they will have to deal with each other on a regular basis, so…

    …yeah, I got nothin’. WTF, Kentucky?

  • Lawk

    Sale out now before everyone else leaving jumps on it, and real estate bottoms out.

  • crawff

    What pisses me off is I’m sure that Curtiss drew way more Dem votes. Our guy could have won. Until you have the crypto nazi’s by the throat don’t vote cute. They are still a huge threat.

  • ImpureScience

    Really?

    • TheBidenator

      30.7%? Jesus that’s pathetic….

      • mardam422

        Yeah, and it’s only the third lowest since ’99.

        • Cismontane

          How many times do baggers get to vote, each?

          • ImpureScience

            They don’t have to vote more than once, the rest don’t bother to vote at all. All it took was a few more than half of 30.7% of the voting population. Maybe 16-17%.

      • ImpureScience

        It really is. I don’t understand people who will not vote.

      • thewitchqueen74

        That’s KY for ya. Bunch of inbred motherfuckers.

  • TBP100

    Well, sure, thousands of people might lose the first health insurance they ever had, and the coal companies will have carte blanche to level the Appalachians and poison all the drinking water, the state universities will have to raise tuition by even more unconscionable amounts to make up for cuts in state funding, making it even harder to send our kids to college, and what minimal worker protections once existed will be completely gutted, but the important thing is we sure showed those gay people and those urban elites in Louisville (pretty much the same group, actually). That makes it all worthwhile.

    • mardam422

      Welcome to Kansas….er…Kantucky?

    • Reason And Believing

      No one knew got insurance that they didnt’ already have .
      And free clinics are in every county in the US. No one poor was helped by Obamacare, some however are now forced to pay for healthcare insurance even tho they healthy and wont be getting an equal benefit.

      • thewitchqueen74

        Excuse me? I’m poor, and I was helped by Obamacare. And I’m not the only one. Please do some research instead of regurgitating the GOP party line.

      • Zippy

        what the ever loving fuck are you talking about?

        • Mehmeisterjr

          He forgot the umlauts.

      • Cheesus Crust

        That’s damn near unreadable… Let me translate:

        Wonk, wonk, wonk, Blah, blah, blah. Regurgitated GOP talking point. Blah, blah, Ack thpppbt.

      • AKLynne

        Take that stupid paper bag off your head and try reading what you just wrote.

  • TheBidenator

    It’s official, the brain of the people of Kentucky has been ‘tarded thanks to coal dust, cigarette smoke and the sheen from McConnell’s shell. So uhm when can we let the South secede already?

    • Destroyah

      Kentucky was a Union state. Before you call people “‘tarded” – which is really fucking insensitive – maybe make sure you got all your facts straight. You know, so someone doesn’t come along and point out your own stupidity.

  • TheBidenator

    It’s like I said with Texas and Florida: if you morans want complete and utter bags of shit, you get them and I don’t feel sorry for the nearly 70% of Kentuckians who couldn’t get off their phones for 10 minutes to go and vote….

    • Steven M. Harries

      It’s ironic that the nation that makes a fetish of “democracy” doesn’t even have citizens that care to participate in it.

    • Reason And Believing

      It was a historic vote. A Democrat candidate hasn’t done this badly in the Kentucky Gov election since 1863…..no , not 1963– 1863,
      Bevin is only the second Republican Gov of this state EVER.
      Destroying marriage for perverts has destroyed the Democrat party,

    • thewitchqueen74

      I don’t feel sorry for them either, but I’m stuck living in this hellhole.

  • Wombat

    Obligatory: He seems nice.

  • mardam422

    Just wait till he turns the place into Kansas.

    • kathy

      Or WI

  • Steven M. Harries

    Kentuckyians? Schmucks.

  • Badger33

    How close was the election?

    • Badger33

      Oops. Overlooked the link.

  • Gleem-McShinez

    Cool! Let’s not even bother with the handbasket then!

  • Cismontane

    So… Does this mean that Kim Davis can count on being appointed to high office soon?

    • thewitchqueen74

      I’m /definitely/ moving to Canada in that scenario.

  • Daniel P

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer state.

  • Reason And Believing

    The Democrat spent 4 times as much as Bevin but still lost in this Democrat state that has only had one other GOP gov in their history
    He even lost so badly , you have to go back to 1863 to find a time when a Democrat lost the Gov race by a bigger margin.

  • Arcturus

    Wisconsin is cursed with Walker for the same reason: Democrats or left leaning people DON’T VOTE. Crazy old bastard tea baggers and uninformed and easily swayed soccer moms do. Turnout was 30 percent.

  • CripesAmighty

    This is why they schedule gubernatorial elections with school board and sewer commissioner. Guess who shows up?

  • Paperless Tiger

    It’s as if the the electorate became about a dozen percentage points more Republican between when the polls were taken and Election Day. – FiveThirtyEight.

    Uh oh. Looks like the polls spooked the Republicans and they juiced the algorithm on the Central Tabulator a tad too much. Oh well, nobody suspects a thing, even when it gets into double digits, because, as we all know, it can’t happen here.

    • andrea

      I want to live to smash the voting machines right in front of the handcuffed Diebold executives who profited off our election stealing.
      I want them to have to brush off the shards of glass and plastic, as I vigorously beat their voting machines with a baseball bat. And then, they can sit the rest of their lives in jail for participating in election theft.

  • Alex Grey

    Kentucky is going to need a boatload of the other kind of KY, for the titanic fucking their about to get

  • Hollywooddeed

    If the new governor thinks 400,000 people with health insurance is expensive, wait til he gets a load of 400,000 people without it.

  • AKLynne

    30% of registered voters in this god-forsaken state voted this nutcase in. I hope the other 70% who sat home on their asses likes it when he strips them of everything the GOP doesn’t want them to have. Fools!

    • Joe Price

      Hey, I know you’re just simplifying for rhetoric, but, like
      many progressive citizens of Kentucky, I went to the polls to try to keep this
      lunacy from coming to pass. Not only am I mortified by the future represented
      by the outcome, but also I’m left to feel as if my vote counted for nothing.
      This was not a matter of my sitting on my ass. In fact, for all of my votes
      against them over the years, I’ve got Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and now Matt Bevin.
      FML.

      • AKLynne

        Yeah, but you got out and voted. That’s all any of us can do. It’s all those people who didn’t that bothers me.

        Take a look at this commentary on the KY governor’s race results and see what you think. It’s interesting. I hope someone checks into it. http://bradblog.com/?p=11430

        • Joe Price

          Thanks. I read it. Can’t say this restores much hope. I’m just too well defeated. The implications of the blog post, like the outcome of yesterday’s vote, are too dismal to contemplate.

          • AKLynne

            I understand. Sometimes I feel like all we do is try to put out brush fires lit by a thousand crazed arsonists. Then I resort to cute hamster videos and try to recover my sanity..somewhat.

    • I’ll let one of the 70% explain it:

    • kathy

      Same thing happened in WI and Gov Weasel got elected AGAIN! Now that I a retired I was actually considering relocating to KY in a couple or years. After living the dream under the Walker regime her in WI for the last 5 years I will be looking for another location for my retirement years. Ha enough of the BS that you are only going to begin to experience. Good luck!

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Can you imagine the economic chaos he’ll unleash on Kentucky if he succeeds in throwing between 300,000 and 400,000 Kentuckians off the Medicare rolls?

    Hospitals will see their emergency rooms overwhelmed by uninsured people again forced to use the ER as their primary care physician.

    Pharmacies will see their revenue drop when people who can’t afford their meds will either forego them completely or not take the recommended dose to stretch them out.

    Nursing homes, private nurses, clinics, and rehabilitation centers will also see their bottom lines fucked as well. It will have a ripple effect from all the medical-related businesses out into the general business community as well.

    If Bevin truly is a Teabagger, Kentuckians can only hope and pray that he remembers his roots and listens when the Kentucky business community that funded his campaign sit him down and explain the facts of life to him.

  • We’re not saying outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear was any dream beau or anything; he led Kentucky’s doomed mission to maintain its ban on marriage equality to the very bitter end, even after all the state’s judges and Attorney General Jack Conway — the Democrat who just lost to Bevin, oy — told him that was big fat waste of taxpayer dollars.

    Huh? Was Gov. Beshear the one demanding for the the 500th time that Kim “I demand Jesus has me ‘washed clean’ of the gay” Davis had to do her damn job regardless of what rainbow-themed cooties she thinks she’s going to to catch from handing out marriage licenses? If he was so against gays utelizing thier legally-protected rights, he’s be her ally and would support her law-breaking. Weird.

  • So cock fighting is a-ok as long as it’s not between two men, Gov. Asshole? Got it!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Elected by a whopping 16% of eligible voters. SMH.

  • Adam Smith

    Do you normally use sexually deviant terms to describe people who have different views than you? Must be a new quality in being “tolerant and open minded”. The term “tea baggin” is a term used to describe the sexual act of someone placing their scrotum in the mouth of another person. As a “professional” journalist why would you use such inaccurate language?

    @Biel_ze_Bubba:disqus you are wrong, 30% of the voters turned out. Beshear was relected in 2011 and only 28% of voters turned out. Didn’t hear you people screaming about voter turn out back then.

    • andrea

      Oh you poor thing. You’re defending someone who has already shown himself to be one of the slimiest pieces of trash ever to wallow up out of the Tea Party swamp.
      Bevin is going to end his career in prison. Count on it. He is no good for Kentucky. He will hurt people before he’s through. YOU will get to have that on your conscience, “Adam.” It will be YOUR fault.

  • Oh Happy DAY!!!!!

    The whole state didn’t decide. I live in Kentucky, didn’t cast my vote for him. Cant’ stand him. So, don’t put all Kentuckians into his brand of stupid.

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